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In protest of what it calls a religion "of the devil," a nondenominational church in Gainesville, Florida, plans to host an "International Burn a Quran Day" on the ninth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks. (Link to full story on CNN below) 

We the signatories of this petition,

Mindful of the freedom of speech but weary of attempts to abuse it to propagate hate speech, 

Firm in our conviction that the move prejudices all muslims based on the actions of extremists, 


The Dove World Outreach Center to reconsider its decision on holding the event. 

The United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to note, on the grounds that it prejudices an entire group on the basis of actions by individuals,  our stand against this move in particular and other defamatory actions and hate speech in general. We ask this with reference to UN HRC resolution 7/19 on "Combating defamation of religions".

As concerned global citizens we reiterate that Freedom of Speech is not a license for hate speech and events like these are unacceptable.  

 CNN Story Link:http://edition.cnn.com/2010/US/07/29/florida.burn.quran.day/index.html#fbid=IAVyNH-ySg2


Abhishek Raman Parajuli, NEPAL United World College of Hong Kong '10 South Asia Watch on Trade Economics and Environment (SAWTEE) Amnesty Nepal


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